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False Oat-grass
Arrhenatherum elatius
Coirce bréige
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Branched flower-heads, spreading but narrow with 2-flowered, shiny green or purplish spikelets. Leaves are pointed and +/- rough with split sheaths and short blunt ligules. A coarse, usually hairless grass, the stems 60-150cm.
A. elatius var. bulbosum has tuberous swellings at base.

Widespread and abundant. Roadsides, waste ground, hedges.

Similar: Downy Oat-grass, Helictotrichon pubescens


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